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New Hampshire Physical Therapy Supervision Definitions
Direct Personal Supervision - That the PT or the PTA is physically present and immediately available to direct and supervise tasks that are related to patient/client management. The direction and supervision is continuous throughout the time these tasks are performed. Telecommunications does not meet the requirement of direct personal supervision.
Direct Supervision - That the PT is physically present and immediately available for direction and supervision. The PT will have direct contact with the patient/client during each visit that is defined as all encounters with a patient/client in a 24-hour period. Telecommunications does not meet the requirement of direct supervision.
General Supervision - That the PT is not required to be on-site for direction and supervision but must be available at least by telecommunications.
Physical Therapist Assistant - A person who meets the requirements of this chapter for licensure and who assists the PT in selected components of physical therapy intervention.
Physical Therapy Aide - A support person trained under the direction of a PT who performs designated and supervised routine tasks related to physical therapy.
N.H. Code Admin. R. Phy 102
N.H. Code Admin. R. Phy 302
N.H. Code Admin. R. Phy 401
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